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  • Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club

    Bridgeport Catholic Academy's book club
    Our book club is composed of about 20 students in seventh and eighth grades (at the academy, in Chicago). The students are always busy with schoolwork and extracurricular activities, but they find time to tackle the club's extra reading. Our club meets...
  • 11/8/2011-Andy Rooney

    11/8/2011-Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney is my TV roll model, and he will be for the rest of my life. He joins the list of my other late, great roll models: Dr. Seuss, Sparky Schulz, Bill Mauldin, Doug Marlette, Jeff MacNelly, Tibor Gergely, H.A. Rey, Norman Rockwell, John Steinbeck,...
  • Baja bound? Party down in safe, happy La Paz

    Baja bound? Party down in safe, happy La Paz
    LA PAZ, Mexico — As traffic stalled along the palm-lined street, we peered from our taxi and spied the cause. A little parade came our way: boys in crimson church robes, young women balancing flower baskets on their heads, and a flatbed truck...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Tips for road trips with your pet

    Tips for road trips with your pet
    In last week's column, I opened a window to the glamorous life of traveling alone and offered a few tips to keep the voices in your head from shouting down your sanity. Of course, most vacationers don't go it alone. Even the single among us can take...
  • HEAT WAVE BUILDS IN THE DAYS AHEAD!

    HEAT WAVE BUILDS IN THE DAYS AHEAD!
    BRUTAL HEAT BUILDS IN… Misery loves company, so this latest drought comes with more high heat!  Excessive heat and at times dangerous humidity will be returning to the area by Thursday and will last for the entire upcoming weekend.  100°...
  • Feedback: What's your favorite book for the beach?

    Feedback:  What's your favorite book for the beach?
    "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. — Olayinka Hassan, Chicago "From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...
  • 10 top road trip apps

    10 top road trip apps
    Spring breaks are starting up across the country, which means it's the beginning of road trip season. In "Travels with Charley: In Search of America," one of literature's most famous road trips, John Steinbeck wrote, "We find after years of struggle that...
  • Market Watch: Return of the Chandler strawberries

    Market Watch: Return of the Chandler strawberries
    "Oh, strawberries don't taste as they used to," wrote John Steinbeck in "East of Eden." Never mind that the chapter was set a century ago; many foodies believe that industrial varieties and practices have degraded the flavor of modern strawberries. This...
  • Banshee scores best direction award for 'The Crucible'

    Banshee scores best direction award for 'The Crucible'
    Last Monday night, the local theater community gathered for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards at the recently opened, multimillion-dollar A Noise Within venue in Pasadena. Among the winners was the Burbank-based Theatre Banshee company, which...
  • Best Farm Movies

     
    Before I get to my list for today, I have a viewing tip for you. If you’ve never seen HBO's “The Larry Sanders Show,” or did see it years ago and would like to revisit it, they’re showing episodes on......